General News of Saturday, 3 March 2018
After the family of Ebony Reigns announced Black Stars Square as the venue for the funeral of the late dancehall diva, father of the artiste, Nana Poku Kwarteng has disclosed that the event may either be postponed or see a change in venue.
Speaking on Entertainment Review, Saturday, the ‘biggest fan of Ebony’ said the venue had been booked by other bodies.
“The venue is the challenge. We earlier had the indication that we could hold it there but as it stands, it’s a little dicey. The Canadian High Commission has an event at the Forecourt of the State House on the very day. It had been booked way back. The Black Star Square had also been booked by Aglow International,” he stated.
As monitored by Abrantepa.com, Mr. Kwarteng admitted that he may not have crosschecked well enough to know about the bookings, but urged all to exercise patience, adding that the public will be updated after a meeting with the Chief of Staff, Monday.
“I announced the venue but maybe my homework was not well done or something. Let’s hold on. We are meeting the Chief of Staff on Monday to finalize issues. After that, we will brief the country about the development,” he noted.
At the one week observance of the death of the artiste, the family announced March 17 as the burial day but said they were yet to decide on the venue for the funeral that is set to take over Accra.
The dancehall sensation has hit songs such as ‘Dancefloor,’ ‘Kupe,’ ‘Poison,’ ‘Date Ur Fada,’ ‘Hustle,’ ‘Maame Hwe’ among others.
Meanwhile, Franky Kuri’s burial service has been held at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Kwashieman in Accra, Saturday, March 3.